It’s been an interesting and productive year for Intercultural Understanding. We’ve continued our work with IDI Guided Developmental Coaching for the Georgetown University students in Madrid and Salamanca, offered intercultural adaptation orientation sessions for US university programs in Madrid including Georgetown and Marist College, and we’ve also begun a new collaboration with Spanish Studies Abroad in Sevilla to train staff and professors in intercultural communication and diversity and inclusion practices. In 2023 we’re also looking forward to collaborating again with the University of California Education Abroad Program in Madrid.
On the business side of things, we initiated a series of trainings for Openprovider, an ICANN-accredited domain registrar and technology company founded in 2004 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Openprovider is now working as a 100% remote company and is committed to hiring the best employees from all over the world. We’re loving working together in workshops to increase our cultural knowledge and diversity and inclusion practices, and we’re very much looking forward to designing new growth trainings in 2023.
And on the international collaboration front, we’ve been fortunate to participate in the Horizon Académique Program in Geneva, Switzerland, and to helping displaced Ukrainians in Madrid understand the Spanish work culture.
It’s been so enlightening to meet new people and to forge new collaborations. Not only that though, during this year I’ve also learned a lot about myself.
And it’s this new self-awareness that has spurred me on to get accredited for my coaching skills. I’ve coached for intercultural competency for a number of years now, but I really want to expand my remit to include personal, executive, teams and transitional coaching.
I want to help people to find their true calling and accomplish their goals. To bring out the best in themselves. To let go of old habits and negative self-talk which is holding them back. Coaching can be truly transformative. It requires a lot of work and self-analysis on the part of the participant. But like anything that takes a bit of work, the rewards are plentiful. If you’re interested in trying it for yourself, why not reach out for a free 30-minute discovery call? I’d love to talk to you!